Audio Description allows partially sighted audiences to experience theatre. It is a live verbal commentary providing information on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds.
You can now watch National Theatre Audio Described plays Angels in America, Amadeus, Julie, Othello, Phedre and The Cherry Orchard, as well as Coriolanus from the Donmar Warehouse, Yerma and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof from the Young Vic and newly added Julius Caesar from the Bridge Theatre.
Friends take opposing briefs in a rape case. The key witness is a woman whose life seems a world away from theirs. At home, their own lives begin to unravel as every version of the truth is challenged.
This is the Audio Described version of The Deep Blue Sea
When Hester is found following a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair and marriage breakdown begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion.
This is the Audio Described version of Julius Caesar
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate his victory. Alarmed by his popularity and growing power, a small group plot to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of t...
This is the Audio Described version of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
A Mississippi family gather at their country property to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell each other. Brick and Maggie dance around the secrets and sexual tensions that th...
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius and seized by obsessive jealousy, court composer Antonio Salieri begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God. ...
This is the Audio Described version of The Cherry Orchard.
Russia, 1904. Ranyevskaya and her brother snub the lucrative scheme of a local entrepreneur to save their family estate. In so doing, they put up their lives up for auction and jeopardise the future of their beloved cherry orchard.